Building Careers via Broadgate Connect

 In Employment, News

Our Broadgate Connect project supports Hackney and Tower Hamlets residents into sustainable employment. Broadgate Connect is delivered in partnership with ELBA and Broadgate Estates. This month we hear from one of our candidates about her journey into work via ELBA.

“I am happy to have found employment with a company that has transparent career progression.”

As told by Chantel Alleyne from Hackney:

Before I engaged with ELBA I was temping and I wanted to find a full-time position that was either working within customer service or admin.  I was getting the odd job here and there but nothing permanent.

My work coach told me about a job fair which was being held at Hackney JCP so I decided to attend to see what was on offer.  I walked around the careers fair speaking to exhibitors but didn’t see a role that I was interested in or meet anyone that I felt could help me until I went to the ELBA stall. I was introduced to a member of the team who explained what they did and talked to me about Broadgate Connect and how they could support me into sustainable employment. I was intrigued and decided to leave my details and hoped they would contact me so I could register.

A couple of days later I was contacted by Anthony Lee and invited to register with him at the offices in Finsbury Avenue, Liverpool Street. The meeting went well and was very informative, I felt assured that Anthony would be able to find me a permanent role within the Broadgate campus.

A week later Anthony contacted me about a role working for the Estate managers at Broadgate. I wasn’t confident about being able to secure the role but thought I’ll take a shot and go for the interview as they liked my CV.  I attended the interview, which went well but they thought I needed a little more experience.  However, Anthony explained that he would continue to support my job search and be in touch with other suitable positions. Sure enough I was contacted about a Receptionist role, based on my customer service experience, and I am now working for Rapport.

I absolutely love my job, I love my team, love working for Broadgate and love the fact that I am working for a company that I can progress with. The Broadgate Connect project is very exciting, and I am so glad that I met Anthony who has given me the opportunity to be part of something so big.

I told Anthony I have friends in need of employment support and I know they would benefit from registering with him because I certainly did, ELBA are great!!!

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